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September 19, 2014 No Comments By Patrick Worrall

On 8 September Gordon Brown announced a plan to fast-track new powers for Scotland if voters chose to remain in the UK.

We’ll never know if the former Labour prime minister’s intervention swayed undecided voters, but he is set to be at the centre of a new devolution deal for Scotland.

The Conservatives and Lib Dems have also pledged to extend the Scottish parliament’s powers by January next year. As ever, the devil will be in the detail.

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What has been promised?

Ed Miliband, David Cameron and Nick Clegg used that great shop window for democracy, the front page of the Daily Record , to set out a joint promise to the people of Scotland.

The three main parties agree that “the Scottish parliament is permanent and extensive new powers for the parliament will be delivered by the process and to the timetable agreed and announced by our three parties, starting on 19 September”.

The other concrete promise is to retain the Barnett formula system used to decide funding levels in the four nations of the UK?

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September 17, 2014 No Comments By Patrick Worrall

A rash of news stories in recent weeks suggest panicked investors are pulling their money out of Scotland.

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September 16, 2014 2 Comments By Patrick Worrall

The Scottish government says it’s protected Scotland’s NHS from Tory cuts. FactCheck gives the yes campaign’s claims a check-up.

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Are you voting in Scotland on Thursday? Then read this – 10 things you need to know about the referendum vote (but may have been scared to ask).

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September 10, 2014 11 Comments By Patrick Worrall

The no campaign has been at great pains to say that a vote to break up the United Kingdom would be irreversible. Is that actually true?

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September 4, 2014 21 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Health is one of the key battlegrounds as the independence referendum looks. Will the Scottish NHS be better off in or out of the UK?

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September 1, 2014 18 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Doctors treating Ashya King have defended their decision not to send the five-year-old for proton beam therapy.

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August 29, 2014 6 Comments By Patrick Worrall

David Cameron has announced new legislation to stop terror suspects travelling abroad. But can’t we already confiscate their passports?

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August 28, 2014 12 Comments By Patrick Worrall

How many child grooming gangs are operating on the streets of Britain? Who is most at risk? FactCheck finds out.

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August 26, 2014 7 Comments By Patrick Worrall

The SNP says it wants to rid Scotland of Trident nuclear missiles. Will it be able to keep the promise if Scots vote for independence?

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